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The February 2023 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 2/2/2023 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #634. Realm Cellars Proprietary Red The Tempest 2016

Description: Consists of 1 Magnum, 1.5L
Score: 97 JD.
"Starting with the thee blends (The Tempest, Falstaff, and The Bard), the 2016 The Tempest is always a Merlot-dominated release and is 66% Merlot and 34% Cabernet Sauvignon in 2016. It comes from multiple sites in the valley and sports a deep purple color as well as a rocking bouquet of plums, chocolate, scorched earth, and spice box, with an alluring mole-like character developing in the glass. It’s deep, rich, and powerful on the palate, yet has a forward, layered style as well as rocking purity, no hard edges, sweet tannins, and a great finish. My money is on it being one of the finest Merlot-dominated blends in the vintage." Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, Jan 2019
Provenance: The Altitude Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $225

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